Baker Mayfield and the Browns may have beat the Colts, but the cost of victory might be an injury to the quarterback.
It’s time for the city of Cleveland to collectively hold their breath.
Mayfield will undergo an x-ray to see the extent of the damage.
An injury for Browns QB Baker Mayfield could be costly
The Browns have started 4-1 for the first time since 1994, so a potential injury to Mayfield is a real bummer. They are scheduled to take on the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in a juicy AFC North matchup.
If Mayfield is available to play, the Browns could hope to offer the Steelers their toughest challenge yet. Without Mayfield, the contest would lose plenty of its sheen. Few would expect Case Keenum, Mayfield’s backup, to produce the fireworks necessary to take down Ben Roethlisberger and company.
For now, Mayfield insists he’ll be able to go in Pittsburgh.
“Momma didn’t raise no wuss,” he told reporters.
Mayfield was definitely not a wuss when he led the Browns to a victory over the Colts. He threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns while finding a 16-yard gain on the ground. Two interceptions were the only negatives from the performance.
This season, Cleveland has found their groove as Mayfield has grown. In Week 1 they were humbled by the Ravens but they have been cooking ever since. They downed the Bengals, the Washington Football Team, the Cowboys and the Colts in successive weeks.
Along the way, Mayfield has tallied 976 yards passing and nine touchdowns. Sunday’s outing was his first game with multiple interceptions, bringing his total to four. By this point last year he had eight interceptions. The improvement has been even more visible off the stat sheet.